Friday, January 25, 2019 | Kelowna | 7:30PM
Saturday, January 26, 2019 | Penticton | 7:30PM
Sunday, January 27, 2019 | Vernon | 7:00PM
MUSIC DIRECTOR | Rosemary Thomson
GUEST ARTIST | Erin Fung, clarinet
W. A. Mozart Serenade in G Major, K.525 “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”
W. A. Mozart Clarinet Concerto, K. 622 in A major
W. A. Mozart Symphony No.41, K. 551 in C major (Jupiter)
WHAT’S INTERESTING ABOUT THIS CONCERT
- Mozart’s final three symphonies - Nos. 39,40 and 41 - were composed over a period of 9 weeks during the summer of 1788. Even for Mozart, this rate of output is remarkable, especially given the high quality of all three works.
- Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, op. 622 was written only months before his death, and was published posthumously. It was written for prominent clarinetist of the day, Anton Stadler, but there is much debate around whether it was originally intended for the clarinet or its relative, the basset horn.
- The title “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” derives from Mozart’s own brief description of this Serenade in G Major in his catalogue of his own works: “kleine” not because it was “little,” but rather because it was short (most serenades include seven or eight movements).
- Mozart was born on January 27, 1756 - that means that our Vernon performance will take place on what would have been his 263rd birthday!!